Emir of Gombe, Alh (Dr) Shehu Abubakar passes on

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The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji (Dr.) Usman Shehu Abubakar, has passed on. He died this evening, May 27th after a long battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London.

The Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Abubakar Bage confirmed his passing in a press statement released this evening. Family sources say his body will be flown back to Nigeria tomorrowMay 28th to be buried according to Islamic rights.

The Late Emir before his demise was the chairman of the Gombe State Council of Traditional Rulers and had been on the throne since January 1984. May his soul rest in peace… Amen.

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